Lauren Willig has created an enjoyable series, filled with suspense, romance, and humor, starting with The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. Spinning off the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel, Willig introduces us to England and France during the French Revolution. Amy Balcourt is half French and half English. When her brother invites her to stay in Paris, she looks forward to helping out the cause of thwarting the French government, but things never turn out as originally planned. This series is just plain fun.